Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Vintage sewing #1

Thanks for your curiosity interest in my sewing from earlier days! Here we go! I should've saved this one for last, because it was by far my most crowning achievement... or at least the one I spent the most hours on. And one I said I'd never do again, because of those same hours!! (Whew! I still can't believe I did it!) But it was the easiest one to get at, still hanging in Grandpa's closet. (Why is it that men's closets have so much more room than women's? Not fair! Ha!) So I grabbed it first, dusted it off (literally) and took pics. I wasn't about to iron it, so you'll have to forgive its saggy look. And being a dark color, it didn't photograph well, so you'll also have to forgive lousy photos. But here it is.....

It's a 3-piece suit I made for Grandpa... many years ago.

It's a lovely wool fabric.

Everything is fully lined.

It has many pockets. Here's an outside one on the jacket:

And an inside one:

There were many welts to make. Here's one on the pants back:

And the inside of that pants pocket:

It was a big job! I wish I'd kept track of the hours I spent on it! I was lucky in that Grandpa wasn't hard to fit. I know I had to lengthen the sleeve pattern piece, and possibly the pants one, but other than that, I think the pattern fit him very well.

I examined the sewing... it was pretty impressive, if I may say so myself. I still feel amazed at having done that!


Anonymous said...

Yes, you may say so yourself because it is true.
I see now why your projects turn out so well.
You've been to this rodeo many times.


Live a Colorful Life said...

Wow, that is absolutely professional! Very impressive.

Grace said...

Wow, very nice. I think he could still wear it and be very fashionable.

annie dee said...

That's terrific!

Grandma G said...

Thank you!

Grace... he'd be fashionable IF he could wear it. ;)

JHNickodemus said...

Holy smokes! That is FANCY! You've got mad skills!

Grandma G said...

Thanks! And the funny thing is, I hated Home Ec. class in school. But I guess I must've learned something from it, anyway! ;)

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

It looks fabulous. I love the pockets.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Maryanne! And thanks for stopping by!